Mercedes-AMG has developed a new entry-level AMG A-Class model exclusively for the Chinese market.
The A 35 L 4MATIC comes equipped with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine with 225 kW (306 hp). And available in China for the first time, the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G dual-clutch transmission, the AMG suspension and the variable AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive with electromechanical rear axle gear.
With the new A 35 L 4MATIC, Mercedes-AMG is looking to attract younger buyers in China. The highly responsive engine, agile handling, an acceleration time of 4.9 seconds for 0-100 km/h and a top speed of 250 km/h also meet customer wishes for high driving dynamics in the compact segment.
“The compact class segment continues to grow dynamically at AMG. With the new A 35 L 4MATIC, we have developed a highly attractive entry-level model that ideally meets the needs and wishes of our Chinese customers in their local market, and will enable us to address new target groups,” says Tobias Moers, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG.
This A-Class model is being produced exclusively at Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd (BBAC), a joint venture between Daimler and its Chinese partner BAIC Motor. The four-cylinder engine comes from the AMG engine manufactory in Kölleda.
The four-door notchback is based on an extended wheelbase of 2789 rather than 2729 millimetres, and displays the powerful proportions of a dynamic and at the same time compact saloon car with sporty, short overhangs at the front and rear.
The radiator grille with twin louvres, the AMG Line front apron with flics on the air intakes, a front splitter and glossy black trim elements are distinguishing AMG design features.